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==See also==
==See also==
*[[X Window System]]
*[[How to use an Android tablet as a Raspberry Pi console terminal and internet router]]

Revision as of 08:08, 18 July 2015

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) can be used as a client/server windowing system to display e.g. a Raspbian desktop on Android.

Software installation

Display a Raspbian desktop on Android

  • Start the VNC server (type: tightvncserver) on Raspbian (choose credentials)
  • Start bVNC on Android (use credentials)

Your session keeps on running even after the network is disconnected.


  • Verify the TCP port used by the VNC server (may vary)
  • Take care to properly configure your firewall accordingly.
  • You do not (normally) have a mouse on Android which can be unhandy; possibly a USB on-the-go cable hub could be a solution

See also